Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013
Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated that 4.3 million people were affected in 36 provinces. The Government accepted the UN offer of international assistance. (OCHA, 9 Nov 2013)
The number of affected people rose to 14 million across nine regions, including 4 million people who remained displaced from their homes. Humanitarian partners presented on 10 Dec the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Typhoon Haiyan, which requested US$791 million to complement the Government-led response and recovery efforts over the next 12 months. (OCHA, 10 Dec 2013) The typhoon ended up becoming the deadliest event of 2013 in the Asia-Pacific, killing more than 6,000 people. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2013)
One year on, the Government-led response is focused on recovery and long-term development. About 25,000 people still live in transitional sites and require inter-sectoral assistance. In addition, around 95,000 households (475,000 people) are estimated to be living in unsafe or inadequate makeshift shelters, and are considered highly vulnerable because of their limited ability to recover without further assistance. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2014)
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Since Typhoon Yolanda hit Philippines on Nov.8th, 2013, AMDA has been supporting the affected people through different activities such as medical missions, distribution of food items and others. In collaboration with local officials, AMDA was able to support local elementary school and preschool students by distribution of school items and stationaries in Leyte from July to October, 2014, which was funded by students of 33 high schools in Hiroshima.
One year has passed since the typhoon Yolanda hit and caused a tremendous damage in the Philippines. Tacloban City, one of the most devastated areas, seems to be revitalized again after one year. Many people and cars are passing by the streets, which are free of debris. A lot of street stands and stores are back, and people in Tacloban have their smiles back on their face. New construction or rebuilding of buildings and houses are seen everywhere.
The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency relief, and Iloilo City Lions Club has been supporting people in the affected areas continuously.
It has been 8 months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, which caused tremendous damage to the people. AMDA has been involved in relief activities from immediately after the typhoon until now. In Leyte, AMDA continues to support monthly medical missions conducted by Leyte Medical Society as their reconstruction activities since March 2014 .
After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA continues reconstruction activities in Leyte.
Leyte Medical Society in collaboration with AMDA has been conducting a medical mission for the affected people from Typhoon Haiyan once a month as our reconstruction activities after shifting from emergency relief activities.
After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction.
On March 30th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnership with AMDA held a medical mission at Manlurip elementary school in San Jose, Tacloban City. During the medical mission, Leyte Medical Society provided medical care to local people and conducted feeding program for children in the area.
Leyte Island in the Philippines was severely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on November 8th 2013. AMDA conducted emergency relief activities for the initial two months and started reconstruction support to the affected people from January 2014.
The Philippines was seriously hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on Nov.8th 2013
Upon receiving preserved alpha rice from AMDA's donor in Japan right after the disaster, we shipped them to the Philippines. Preserved alpha rice is packed in pouch and very useful for disaster cases even without gas or electricity since it can be cooked with hot water or water.
As part of Typhoon Haiyan's relief mission, AMDA received around 420 units of Solar lights (Type: d.Lights S300) from Kopernik to distribute around the affected areas. The units were distributed at 3 different places;
1.Eastern Samar - 96 units
2.Cebu - 215 Units
3.Panay Island - 108 Units
On December 13, AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission (AMMM) moved from Manila to Panay Island to implement a series of medical mission on the island. Upon arrival, they were welcomed by the Iloilo vice provincial governor.
On the 14th they implemented a mobile clinic, and the local health officer joined in the relief activity. They also distributed relief supply pack consisting of 3kgs of rice, canned sardines, some instant noodles, to 120 families. Furthermore, they gave key chains and barrettes to the children as Christmas gifts.
On December 8th, one month after the Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Philippines, AMDA team moved to Bohol Island, and started the Christmas distribution.
On November 27, AMDA team set foot in Tacloban. After assessing that there were enough relief supplies in Tacloban, the medical team consisted of two doctors from Armed Forces of the Philippines, a nurse and a coordinator from AMDA, with a dozen escorting officers from AFP, started the mission moving from an area to another that needed medical care and attention.
On December 5th, AMDA team moved from Manila to Ormoc, Leyte Island by air and sea, and made an hour drive from port of Ormoc to Montebelio Pluto, Kanannga. They distributed supplies, such as rice and canned food to 54 families / 150 persons.
AMDA team had visited this area and did the medical relief activities on November 19, 2013. At the time, many people lined up at the AMDA mobile clinic as it was the first medical support for them.
On November 26, AMDA medical team arrived in Palompon, in Leyte Island and visited the Mayor and passed the messages of sympathy from the mayor of Soja City in Okayama Prefecture and also from the City of Ishinomaki, one of the most affected area in Tohoku by Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
According to the Mayor, right after the typhoon hit, Palompon got devastated and the roads were covered by rubbles and trees. Fortunately, there was no deterioration of public security, they could started restoration work immediately.
Typhoon Haiyan devastated vast area in Visayas, especially in Leyte, the Philippines. AMDA has sent 10 members to the Philippines and implemented the emergency relief activities in the islands of Leyte, Bohol, Negros and Panay.
In response to the Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines, AMDA has already sent four teams to respond to this disaster. Based on the assessment conducted by the AMDA's first team, with the support from our local counterpart, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), the typhoon destroyed trees, fishing boats, houses, telephone poles, and many other buildings on Negros Island. The serious damage was caused to the coastal areas.
Based on the assessment that the AMDA nurse who had worked for relief efforts in the island of Bohol conducted, the life of the most people has been back to normal. Thanks to the aid, there are enough food, water and medical supplies.
However, temporary classrooms and school supplies are insufficient. Most children have not been able to go back to school due to the typhoon. Most school buildings have been damaged, and some schools have just begun outside classroom for a few hours a day while others have postponed their classes, which has caused stress to children.